Sunday, October 25, 2015


It has been months since I posted on my blog; Much has taken place since July...

Psalm 73:26 "My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever".

We lost our youngest son in a terrible tragedy; Someone broke into his home and shot him multiple times, it is almost 3 months later and still no conviction, the police said they are pretty sure who did it, but proving it is another story. My heart has a hole in it, and it still does not seem real. I do not feel bitterness, I will forgive who ever did this, I would ask him why?  Jack was a kind soul, would give you the shirt off his back, if he had anything they wanted they should of asked, not kill him for whatever, he did not have a lot of material things, but, he had Jesus.

He was so proud of these fish, and wanted us to see. We love you Jack, maybe he is fishing in heaven, or just talking to Jesus, I know once he seen heaven he would never come back to earth. Rest in Jesus arms precious son.  I claim the prayer David prayed when he lost his son: 
2Sa 12:23  "But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me. I shall go to be with my son too one day"..He made heaven a little sweeter.
Our life has forever changed, a branch from my tree has been broken off, I know God will get us through. His grace is sufficient, completely, forever.

God's grace is amazing.  One day I hope I never have to live again, But God took over all was good. Now we have the sweet memories to keep in our heart forever.

Today is a new day, we will never see yesterday again and tomorrow may never come, but today is a beautiful day God created for us...May we thank him and enjoy every minute of it. Tell someone about Jesus today. Love your family while you can.. Be blessed, Be a blessing.



Tori Leslie said...

Oh Barbara, I can't even begin to tell you how sorry I am. I don't even have an idea of what you must be going through and not many words of wisdom but I can pray. My heart is broken for you and your family. I'm glad God has given you a new beautiful day and He will continue to. What a blessed hope we have that one day we'll all be together with Jesus forever. Praying for you friend!

Theresa said...

SAD, so SAD for you and your family! That is heartbreaking news and I am SO sorry that you lost your precious Son! Lives are precious and there are so many lost these days for no reason! I will be praying for you now and in the days and months to come as you honor your Son and the memories you cherish! HUGS and continued PRAYERS coming your way!

Lori T said...

Oh Barbara, I am so sorry to hear about your son. I don't even know what to say except I'm praying. I'm praying the Lord will let justice be done, I'm praying the Lord will wrap His loving arms around you and continue to give you the grace you need daily. I am praying.

Barbara said...

God has shown his remarkable grace and strength to us during this time of tragedy. But He never left me for one minute and carries me through each day with praise for himself, and prayers for the man that killed my son. May God save his soul. May God give me a good testimony and a loving Spirit.

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Dear Mrs. Barbara,

I offer my condolences to you and your family. Praise the Lord your son knew our Savior, Jesus, as you can confidently look forward to being reunited with him. You and your family will be in my prayers.

In Christ's Unending Love,

Camille said...

Oh, Barbara!! I am so sorry for your earthly loss. It is a heavy thing to have to bury a child. How precious it is to read of your faith in the Lord in the midst of this deep sorrow. What a blessing to know that your son is with the Lord. One day, the Lord will call you home to heaven as well. What an incredibly wonderful thing it is to belong to our Saviour!! He will carry you through. The verses that the Lord used to bring deep comfort to our hearts are found in I Thessalonians 4:13-18. I also found great comfort in Isaiah 43:1-3. Our Lord is Faithful...HE will be with you each step of this journey HE has you on. BIG Hugs!! In His Love, Camille

Flat Creek Farm said...

Barbara! So very very sorry for your loss.. I cannot find the words. Please know I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. May God Bless and Comfort each one of you. What a wonderful picture with your son and the fish. He looks so proud and happy. You are so right - we just never know.. we all need to love our families while we can <3

Barbara said...

Yes God has been good to our big family; we just had our 14th great grandchild, very happy...Our God is sufficient in all thing, we have been through death of a child, losing parents, my dh husband had throat cancer, God healed him completely, he still preaches and sings, me two replacement surgeries, so yep our lord is taking good care of us,, he never let us down, he has given us the grace to do His will not ours, and to serve him through it all,and praising his holy name, thank you lord.

Mary Hutchins said...

Barbara, I am so, so sorry to hear this tragic news. I cannot find the right words that will convey my deepest sympathy. There is a silver lining on this very dark cloud, your son is with our Father, being loved with a love beyond our comprehension.
He'll be standing with Jesus one day, welcoming you home.